30 Fringe Players Who Could Make a Late Push for USMNT World Cup Squad

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30 Fringe Players Who Could Make a Late Push for USMNT World Cup Squad
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With the U.S. men's national team only a few months away from the 2014 World Cup, the vast majority of roster spots on the U.S. squad have already been locked up by the team's regulars.

However, there are still a few spots in doubt and a number of "fringe" players who could still make a late push to get on the team.

At this point, it appears as if 21 spots on the 23-man roster are already accounted for. Barring injury or a major drop in form, goalkeepers Tim Howard, Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando will be going to Brazil. Defenders Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Geoff Cameron, Fabian Johnson, DaMarcus Beasley, Brad Evans and Clarence Goodson appear to be locks.

The midfield will most likely include Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Sacha Kljestan, Graham Zusi and Alejandro Bedoya. Finally, at striker and attacking center midfield, Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson, Aron Johannsson, Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey have the inside track.

With two spots left, who still has a chance to work his way onto the USMNT's World Cup roster?

Here are 30 candidates.

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